Welcome To The Modern Sewist

Located in the Gulf Gate area of beautiful Sarasota, Florida, The Modern Sewist is the newest quilters paradise on the gulf coast! We are a boutique fabric shop with a unique selection of modern and contemporary fabrics, patterns, gifts and helpful tools. We stock the largest selection of Tula Pink, Cotton+Steel, Carolyn Friedlander, Alison Glass, Elizabeth Hartman, Moda Grunge and more of your favorite designers in the area. We also have a healthy selection of linen/cotton blends and canvas for all of your bag-making and home decor projects.

Classes and special events are scheduled regularly. We are all about community and building relationships. Get in here, grab a cup of coffee or tea and share your sewing projects with us! Check our Classes page for an updated list of events.

HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

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Holly & Hunter's Jumper Dress/Playsuit Class

This adorable and versatile pattern from Bonnie Blue Designs comes in multiple sizes and possibilities! Fully Lined Jumper/Dress and Fully Lined Play Suit for girls and boys. Play suit instructions include stitched legs or gripper closure. Heart and square pockets included. Detailed instructions and illustrations are included for quick and easy construction. Size 6, 12, 18, 24 months, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years included in pattern.

Euclid Ave Quilt Class - Beginner Paper Piecing

Euclid Avenue, by Sassafras Lane Designs, is a fun, fast and modern paper-pieced quilt patterned perfect for beginner paper piecing. This versatile quilt takes on many different looks and styles depending on the fabric locations.

Beginning Quilting Series

This simple yet classic four patch design is perfect for the beginning quilter. This class series will give you the foundation to master quilting while making a throw quilt. While most beginner classes only teach the making of a quilt top, this 4 week class will cover fabric selection, proper measuring and rotary cutting, piecing, creating the quilt sandwich and basting, quilting your quilt on a domestic machine and binding. You will walk away with a completed quilt!!

Feb 27
Sewcial Studio - Tackle it Tuesday (Non-Member)
Mar 6
Collage Quilt Class
Mar 13
Introduction to Free Motion Quilting


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